The Major Differences Between The iPhone 8 And The iPhone X


If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone or buy your first ever smartphone then you’re probably looking at the two new Apple models this year, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.

If you’re finding it hard to tell them apart, these are the major differences that you need to know about.


1. There Is A Dramatic Difference In Displays


Let’s take a look at that difference:

  • iPhone X – 5.8-inch 18.5:9 True Tone OLED, 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi), 82.9% screen-to-body ratio
  • iPhone 8 – 4.7-inch 16:9 True Tone LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio


2. What Do The Display Differences Mean?


In theory, the iPhone X should deliver a much clearer and sharper image than the iPhone 8 and by all accounts, it does.

However, it ought to also produce significant battery savings because of the low power technology used in the iPhone X’s screen and there the jury is still out.

It’s worth remembering that Samsung, LG, and Google all beat the iPhone X for screen quality though.


3. The Body Sizes Are Markedly Different


These numbers are also pretty important. The dimensions of the two phones are:

  • iPhone X – 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 in) and 174g (6.14 oz)
  • iPhone 8 – 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in) and 148g (5.22 oz)


4. The iPhone X Is Remarkably Compact

The Verge

Yes, with a bigger screen than the iPhone 8, the iPhone X has a larger footprint, but it is remarkably competitive in increased width and depth and is only a few grams heavier than the lower quality model. However, the notch at the top of the display, for Face ID on the iPhone X, is pretty ugly.

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